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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Frank Haering
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/24/1912
Cause of Death Thrown from vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Non-emergency/Non-firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 7/24/1912
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On July 24, 1912, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Frank C. Haering of Truck 26 died in the line of duty while riding Engine 102, the department’s first motorized rig, a combination fire engine and hose cart. As Engine 102 was traveling south on Clark Street, the driver attempted to pass between a northbound streetcar and a southbound streetcar. The rig was crushed between the two streetcars and Haering was killed instantly.

Citations:

“Dashed to Death Between 2 Cars,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 25, 1912.

“Fire Truck Before Fatal Ride; Victim; Diagram of Accident,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 25, 1912.


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